RN Home Health
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The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process, demonstrating clinical competence relevant to the area of nursing practice, and adhering to the ANA Code of Ethics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Serves on an agency council or committee, as a clinical coach, or in another professional role as defined by the Home Health Manager or Director. This requirement may be waived if the RN is enrolled in a bachelors or masters nursing degree program.
Administers medications and performs planned interventions safely, competently, and efficiently by following hospital policies, procedures, and protocols.
Communicates to the physician, changes in the patient's condition and advocates for patient needs in a collegial manner and using the SBAR format.
Coordinates patient care by effective collaboration with other health care team members and facilities.
Demonstrates understanding of the dynamics of health care, adapting to change in a positive and professional manner.
Documents accurately and appropriately patient care activities at point of care including assessments, interventions, care plans, and physician communication in the patient's medical record, using electronic screens and fields appropriately.
Evaluates the progress the patient has made towards goals and updates the care plan accordingly.
Initiates an age-appropriate, patient-focused care plan upon admission and with patient/family involvement.
Provides and coordinates patient and family education pertinent to the patient's needs, level of education, and cultural background.
- 10. Self reflects on performance by turning mistakes and successes into learning opportunities.
- 11. Uses critical thinking skills when assessing patient's needs, planning care, and preparing for discharge.
- 12. Utilizes evidence-based practice, keeping knowledge and skills up to date related to clinical setting.
Standards of Behavior
Service: I will seek out opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, always maintaining a positive attitude, showing respect to those we serve, and maintaining a safe environment for everyone
Opportunity: I will address the needs of my customers and respond in a timely manner. It is my responsibility to provide everyone with prompt service, assist customers, listen courteously and maintain their right to privacy.
Attitude: I will represent PCRMC with a positive attitude, caring demeanor and professional appearance in all encounters including stressful situations. A positive attitude is demonstrated through a friendly approach, active listening and meeting the needs of our customers.
Respect: I am dedicated to serving our customers. I will treat everyone with courtesy and respect. I will respect and appreciate the value of all individuals through my behavior and communication.
Safety: I am committed to promoting a safe culture within our organization.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required. Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
One year of clinical nursing experience required. One or more years of Home Health Nursing experience preferred.
Current RN license in the State of Missouri or Compact Licensure required unless new grad.. Graduate nurses (GN) must obtain licensure within 90 days of graduation. American Heart Association Basic Life Support required.
Considerable mental concentration required. Lifting up to 35 lbs., turning activities and nearly constant walking required. Standing, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching.
Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous materials. Variation in environmental temperatures. Exposure to various community environments.